During American Archives Month, we focus on the importance of records of enduring value and recognize the people and programs that maintain vital records. In this spirit, the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners proclaimed October 2021 as Palm Beach County Archive Month in honor of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.
Housing a permanent collection of millions of objects and images that span over 12,000 years, the Historical Society of Palm Beach County is the world’s leading resource for Palm Beach County history.
Through our archives, which contains four million photographic images, plus maps, newspapers, journals, periodicals, architectural drawings, artifacts, and research files, the HSPBC maintains an active research facility. In addition, our many education programs and initiatives in schools and communities are of primary importance to building an understanding and appreciation of local history in our children.
“I am grateful to Commissioner Mack Bernard and the Board of County Commissioners for this great honor,” said Historical Society of Palm Beach County President and Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Johnson. “As the proud guardians of Palm Beach County’s priceless archives, the Society appreciates the recognition of the importance our mission to preserve and share our invaluable history.”
We need the community’s support to further our mission to preserve the history of Palm Beach County, which includes treasures such as the architectural drawings of Addison Mizner and other society architects, The Post Collection of two million images, and oral histories recorded with a wide variety of Palm Beach County residents. Can we count on your donation to support this important work? We welcome your call for an appointment to view our archives and collections.